Washington

Gov. Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension
In The States
Gov. Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension
2021-03-22 20:52:12
by Sara Wilkerson

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a multitude of resources for Washington state citizens, including extension of the state’s eviction moratorium and a new phase for vaccine eligibility, as well as the resumption of long-term care visitations... Read More

Inslee Taps Feds for $2.2 Billion in Relief Funds
In The States
Inslee Taps Feds for $2.2 Billion in Relief Funds
2021-02-19 22:04:45
by TWN Staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday approved the appropriation of $2.2 billion federal funding earmarked to help move the state from COVID-19 pandemic to a lasting recovery. House Bill 1368, which the governor signed Friday afternoon, draws from a pool of... Read More

Inslee Announces Equity Package in Washington State Budget
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Inslee Announces Equity Package in Washington State Budget
2020-12-18 19:43:53
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., announced his $365 million equity package that is part of his 2021-2023 state budget proposal. The equity package announcement is part of the governor’s weeklong policy rollout initiatives that will be a part... Read More

Schrier Helps Tribes Secure First-Ever Licenses to Expand Internet Access
Congress
Schrier Helps Tribes Secure First-Ever Licenses to Expand Internet Access
2020-11-11 21:23:37
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., recently helped the Nisqually and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in her district fulfill a long time dream. They are two of eight tribes in the state to receive first-of-their-kind licenses... Read More

WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
House Watch
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
2020-11-02 07:04:52
by TWN Staff

About Strickland:  Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, who fought in World War II and Korea, met her mother while he was stationed there after the war. If elected to Congress, she will be the first... Read More

WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
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WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
2020-10-31 01:08:37
by TWN Staff

About Herrera Beutler: After growing up in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor of arts degree in Communications. She later served as a senior legislative aide for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was... Read More

WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
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WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
2020-10-31 01:05:34
by TWN Staff

About Long:  Carolyn Long grew up working at her family’s small business, John’s Fresh Produce.  After graduating, Long decided to pursue higher education. To help pay for college, she started working at Safeway, first as a courtesy clerk and then... Read More

Washington's Mandatory Sex-education Referendum Tests Conservative Power at the Ballot Box
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Washington's Mandatory Sex-education Referendum Tests Conservative Power at the Ballot Box

SEATTLE — This spring, as the coronavirus spread across Washington, a team of stalwart volunteers set up signature-gathering drive-thrus outside churches and stores. Their aim: to put a referendum on the November ballot overturning a new law that required public schools to... Read More

Washington State to Provide $300K in Grants to Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19
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Washington State to Provide $300K in Grants to Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19
2020-10-09 14:45:58
by Sean Trambley

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $300,000 is available for grants to shellfish growers impacted by declining exports and restaurant sales due to COVID-19.  Local and global market demand for Washington’s world-renowned shellfish has dropped... Read More

A Seattle Police Officer’s Extraordinary Pay Raises Questions Department Can’t Answer
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A Seattle Police Officer’s Extraordinary Pay Raises Questions Department Can’t Answer

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Ron Willis was exceptionally busy in 2019 — so much so that he crammed the work of two years into just one. Willis, a 58-year-old patrol officer, made $414,543.06 last year — more than the... Read More

Inslee Advances in Washington Gubernatorial Primary
Political News
Inslee Advances in Washington Gubernatorial Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Inslee was leading decisively in... Read More

‘Everybody Down’: What Happened at the CHOP Shooting That Killed a Teenager and Led to the Area’s Shutdown?
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‘Everybody Down’: What Happened at the CHOP Shooting That Killed a Teenager and Led to the Area’s Shutdown?

SEATTLE — Just before two teenagers were shot at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest in the early morning hours of June 29, the scene outside the closed Seattle police East Precinct was one of confused chaos. People ran. They yelled.... Read More

With Recycling's Dirty Truths Exposed, Washington Works Toward a Cleaner System
Environment
With Recycling's Dirty Truths Exposed, Washington Works Toward a Cleaner System

SEATTLE — In 2017, about three-quarters of the stuff Seattleites dumped in their blue recycling bins — from grocery store ads and crumpled cracker boxes to shampoo bottles and yogurt tubs — was shipped to China. These days, virtually none... Read More

Washington State Moves Ahead on Bill to Regulate Governments’ Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
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Washington State Moves Ahead on Bill to Regulate Governments’ Use of Facial-Recognition Technology

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state senators Wednesday approved a bill that would begin regulating the use of facial-recognition programs by local and state governments. Sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Joe Nguyen, Senate Bill 6280 is one of a series of... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term
2019-08-22 21:07:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid Wednesday night, announcing Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor instead. Inslee revealed he was ending his run for the White House on MSNBC's "The... Read More

Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It
Washington
Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It

In November, Washington state voters passed new gun regulations with nearly 60 percent of the vote. But it turns out that the voters might not have had the last word. In at least 13 mostly rural counties across the state... Read More

The Orca and the Orca Catcher
Washington
The Orca and the Orca Catcher

He saw the orca looming, so close, in the sea pen hastily welded together for the more-than 400-mile tow to Seattle. “I dive down and oh God, there is this shadow four feet away, looking at me,” said Ted Griffin, ... Read More

WA-08: Kim Schrier (D)
Washington
WA-08: Kim Schrier (D)
2018-11-06 00:21:06
by WA-08: Kim Schrier (D)

I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I will bring that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress. Read More

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